Columbia Icefield Glacier Skywalk

Incredible Jasper National Park landscape views from the Glacier Skywalk and transfer from Columbia Icefield. Discover the awe-inspiring mountain scenery and massive glaciers of Alberta's Rocky Mountain region on this Columbia Icefields tour.

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Book Jasper National Park Adventures and Attractions. Jasper National Park, located in the province of Alberta, Canada, is one of the largest and most northerly of the Rocky Mountain national parks, offering a sublime expanse of untamed wilderness for visitors to explore.

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Glacier Skywalk

Admission to the Glacier Skywalk in Jasper National Park. Admire panoramic views of glacial valleys and snow-capped peaks and learn about the geology, ecology, biology and Aboriginal history of the glacial region from the interpretive displays that line the Skywalk.

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Columbia Icefield Mount Alberta

Highest point
Elevation 3,619 m (11,873 ft)
Prominence 819 m (2,687 ft)

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Mount Alberta

Mountains of Alberta - Canada Highest Major Mountain Peaks

Coordinates 52°17′14″N 117°28′36″WCoordinates: 52°17′14″N 117°28′36″W

Location in Alberta
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Protected area Jasper National Park
Parent range Winston Churchill Range

Climbing Mount Alberta

First ascent of Mount Alberta - July 21, 1925, by a Japanese team (Six Japanese men including Yūkō Maki and three men from Switzerland)

Easiest route rock/snow climb

Mount Alberta is a mountain located in the upper Athabasca River Valley of Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. J. Norman Collie named the mountain in 1898 after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta. It is the most difficult of the 11,000ers from a climbing point of view.

Mount Alberta is the fifth-highest peak of the Canadian Rockies and the third highest in Alberta. It is situated 80 kilometres (50 mi) southeast of the town of Jasper, just beyond the Northern extent of the Columbia Icefield. According to the Climber's Guide, Mount Alberta is "One of the finest peaks in the Rockies, a singular uplift that is difficult on all sides."

Climbing Mount Alberta History

The first ascent was made in 1925 by members of the Japanese Alpine Club: S. Hashimoto, H. Hatano, T. Hayakawa, Y. Maki, Y.Mita, N. Okabe. The team was guided by Hans Fuhrer, H. Kohler and J. Weber, and the leader of the team was Maki. This team consisted of four Keio University alpine club members and two Gakushuin University alpine club members. They started climbing on July 21, 1925. After some difficulty in dealing with an overhang and a steep series of ledges for 16 hours, they reached the top and ceremoniously planted an ice axe. The ice axe was left as a symbol of their achievement. The second party that achieved the ascent found this ice axe 23 years later, and brought it back to the American Alpine Club in New York. The handle of the ice axe had been broken by the ice and rocks. In 1969, the handle was found by a Japanese party, and the two parts were put together in Tokyo in 1997. This ice axe is now exhibited in Jasper Yellowhead Museum.

The second ascent was completed in 1948 by Americans Fred Ayers and John Oberlin. In 1958, the first ascent by a Canadian team was completed by Neil Brown, Hans Gmoser, Leo Grillmair, Heinz Kahl and Sarka Spinkova.

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